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Today's News

  • Experience living history at Clay Landing Days

    Spend a day in some of the wilder parts of Florida and it's not hard to get a sense of what life must have been like before the Sunshine State became one of the more densely populated regions of the U.S.
    In the 1800s, the state was mostly inhabited by droves of white settlers who pushed down from northern territories — hacking a living from the dense landscape —bands of displaced natives who became known as Seminoles and the soldiers who, in two separate wars, fought to displace those natives once again.

  • Cell phone use cited in SR 24 accident

    A driver's cell phone use was cited as the cause of a chain-reaction three vehicle collision at a construction zone on State Road 24 on Wednesday afternoon that left one person injured and blocked traffic for two hours, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.

    The accident occurred about 1.2 miles west of the intersection of SR 24 and U.S. Highway 27A where a project to resurface 11 miles of SR 24 begins. 

  • $12.1 million in oil spill restoration funds sought for Levy and Dixie

    Staff report
    Levy and Dixie counties are listed among the 10 major watershed projects the state is seeking Gulf Coast restoration funds for, according to officials Thursday.
    The projects, meant to redress environmental and economic harm done during the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, were selected as the result of numerous stakeholder meetings and more than 1,200 online project submissions to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

  • Duke Energy’s Energy Neighbor Fund helps Florida families

    Duke Energy’s Energy Neighbor Fund is prepared to assist customers in Florida who may struggle to pay their energy bill this winter.

    Continuing a 30-year commitment, the company, its employees, customers and shareholders will provide funds to those in need throughout the year.

  • Ribbon cutting

    Becky Gill, of Another Way, Inc., is pictured cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of Another Way Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center, Levy County Outreach office's new location at 624 N. Main St., Chiefland.

    Gill is surrounded by co-workers and members of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Tin canners to converge at Cedar Key

    Tin Can Tourists will turn out in droves at Sunset Isle RV Park and Motel at the beginning of December.

       In years past, "tin canners," as they call themselves, have come from as far away as New York, Michigan and Wisconsin to camp and show off their vintage RVs that span several decades.

       Most have been restored or are in the process of being restored, said Bruce Wilson, co-owner of Ada Blue Cafe, located near the RV park.

  • Driving forward to end hunger

    What do Thanksgiving turkeys and Florida Highway Patrol cars have in common?

    They are both “stuffed” to feed Florida families for the holidays.

    In the case of the cars (known as Chargers), they were stuffed last week as part of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ (DHSMV) inaugural “Stuff the Charger” food drive.

    Each DHSMV location across the state spent the past few weeks collecting non-perishable food items to help feed Florida families during the upcoming holiday season.

  • Court Dispositions published November 20

    • Steven Antoine Paulk, VOP on aggravated stalking after injunction for protection, probation reinstated, 45 days with credit for 30 days served. Must pay probation, VOP costs, civil judgment, jail fund. 

    • Crystal Merline Porter, VOP on fraud by uttering, larceny between $300-$5,000, probation reinstated, 14 days with credit for 14 days served. Must pay VOP cost, probation cost, civil judgment, jail fund. 

  • Sexual predators move to Chiefland, Inglis

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office has registered new addresses for two sexual predators — one in Chiefland and the other in Inglis.

    Terry Owens, 32, has registered as living at 12351 N.W. 87th Court in Chiefland. Owens was convicted in 2003 in Alachua County of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under 12 years old.

  • Ticket adds to golf cart driver's injury

    An Archer woman was seriously injured and taken to the hospital when she crashed her golf cart at about 4 p.m., Saturday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    Debra Ann Hill, 51, of Archer, who has an invalid driver's license and was ticketed for her driving, was attempting to turn the golf cart onto Northeast 120th Street from Northeast 105th Ave. when she hit the dirt embankment on the north shoulder. The cart overturned and came to a rest on its side.

    Hill had a 3-year-old passenger with her, Braden Duthill, though the boy was not injured.